• Full Time
  • UK

Job Description

Occupational Therapist

Salary PO3- £37,722 – £40,869 plus £3000 Market Supplement

Working Hours

Full Time (36 Hours)


Chargeable Lane Newham Dockside /Home based

About us

Newham is unique; a diverse borough that is home to some of the largest and most spectacular developments in Europe. There is significant investment to create 37,500 new homes and 10,000 new jobs. We are building a new heart for London, a world-class business and leisure destination. We are a borough where people choose to live, work and stay.

Newham Adult and Health Services has a strong vision of integrated services so this is an exciting time to join us and help us to deliver service improvements.

About the Job

As Occupational Therapists we have a strong focus on supporting individuals to maximise their independence and safety in their home environment. We offer a personalised, asset-based approach with our residents and carers at the heart of decision-making.

We have a history of strong collaborative working with our health partners which further supports our commitment to providing joined-up and effective service provision.

We are recruiting experienced HCPC registered Occupational Therapists to join our team of OT’s in Adult Social Care. You will be required to undertake proportionate but high quality OT assessments and reviews, focused on maximising independence in a fast paced environment.

About you

You will have a strong desire to deliver high quality interventions and will display a positive “can do” approach. Your excellent communication skills will be essential to your successful appointment, helping you build internal and external relationships essential to bring about positive outcomes for our residents. Confidence and experience in recommending reductions to single handed care is highly desirable. Experience in rehabilitation and recommending adaptations is preferable but not essential.

We will support you to develop your full potential and offer on-going learning and development opportunities together with regular small group development and individual supervision plus performance appraisal. Our monthly OT Peer Learning is a supportive forum to enable you share and learn together with your OT colleagues.

Closing date- 18th June 2021

Additional info

For an informal discussion, please contact us via email

Jennifer West or

Poonam Jain on


Newham values talent and these are some of the benefits you can expect when you join our team:

• An interest free season ticket/travel card loan scheme
• Childcare voucher scheme which can be used to pay for registered childcare for children up to 16 years old
• The Local Government Pension Scheme
• Discounted gym membership at all active Newham leisure centres in Newham
• Free hearing, eye tests and health checks
• 23 days annual leave entitlement plus 3 concessionary days between Christmas and New Year, plus 5 additional Annual Leave days once 5 years local authority continuous service has been reached. In addition, one extra day after five years of service in Newham
• Flexible working – flexi-time and Work From Home
Employee assistance programme – free counselling

Closing Date: 18/06/2021

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining why and how you specifically meet the criteria of the Personal Specification section for this role. 

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